PENGUINS NEWS AND LINKS
Michelle needs to do this with Rocket all year. He even tweeted her stuff later he forgot to say, like Flower played well.
In the preseason finale, the Pens ice something resembling a real lineup and shut out the Wings. Flower was flowering.
Patric Hornqvist has a simple, uncomplicated, 200-foot game and we like it. Just don't put him on the same line with Kunitz, who does the exact same thing.
Pierre LeBrun catches up wit Ray Shero and George McPhee. This was a nice read. Ray Shero is a good guy, and I wish he could have stayed with the Penguins organization in some capacity.
Mike Halford looks at key things that could go wrong in Pittsburgh this season. Just as long as they don't all hit at the same time.
NHL NEWS AND LINKS
Adam Gretz outlines 10 most intriguing situations to keep an eye on this season.
Six NHL teams headed for improvement.
Part two of Grantland's four-part season preview reviewing teams in the middle.
Chris Peters with an outstanding preview of the Atlantic.
Capitals coach Barry Trotz reveals plans to "carefully manage" his captain's power-play time. Oh, that'll go over well.
Will Mike Babcock's extension get done before the season opener? Red Wings GM Ken Holland doesn't think so.
The Bruins got Krug and Smith signed to cheap deals, but do they still need to make a trade?
"You can tell a guy ‘don’t dive’, but even on our team we’ve seen a few of them." Hahahahahahahahahaha
Swedish superstar and former Norris winner will be the 9th captain in the history of the Ottawa Senators.
How can the 8 teams that missed the Eastern Conference playoffs last year get in this year?
US Olympian Hilary Knight will practice with the Ducks today and coach the Lady Ducks tonight, in an effort to promote girls' hockey. What girls' hockey needs is a Mo'ne Davis kind of perception changer. Or someone with a super-famous hockey last name.
This is the one. Shelly Anderson catches up with Sid's mom who, for the sake of her daughter, came on board of the nascent CWHL. I have a daughter who plays a boys' sport and doesn't want to have to quit one day. Well done, Sid's and Taylor's mom.